For those of you who visited our table at the FUN Show two weeks ago you may have noticed some newly designed Fleet Society clothing. We took this opportunity to introduce a new clothing line that we were considering. We concluded that the FUN Show might be a good venue to show off some of […]
On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the Fleet Society, we would like to wish all of our members, supporters and website visitors a very Merry Christmas. Ben Costello, Director.
February 26th, 1972 Kip Wagner, founder of the Real Eight Company and largely responsible for the modern day recovery of the treasures of the 1715 Fleet, dies at the age of 66.
February 17th – 19th 1977. The final major sale of 1715 Fleet gold (328 gold coins in all), takes place at the Bowers and Ruddy Galleries in Los Angeles.
303rd Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet.
The Real Eight Company finds a second nearly intact treasure chest containing silver coins at the Cabin Wreck site, near Sebastian, Florida.
The “Tricentennial Royal” and over 50 other gold coins are found by the Schmitt Family near Fort Pierce, Florida.
During the War of Spanish Succession a British Captain ambushes a Spanish Treasure Fleet. During the engagement the Spanish vessel San Jose was sunk off the coast of Cartagena, Columbia. The ship was laden with gold, silver and emeralds with a current value of $17 billion dollars.
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